Five movies to see on the final day of the Austin Film Festival

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Gael Garcia Bernal in "Rosewater"

Here are a few highlights for movies screening Oct. 30, the final day of the Austin Film Festival

“The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young” You think your marathon has some weird quirks? Try this one, inspired by a prison escape gone sideways and the entrance fee is $1.60 Every year 40 runners come from around the world to a small town in Tennessee to test their limits at a cult-like, quirky, and virtually impossible trail race. In 25 years of the race, only 10 people have finished.  4 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Village

“Spoke” with “Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs: An Austin Love Story” A few slices of Austin here. A short documentary about the legendary dancehall the Broken Spoke plus a longer profile of Crazy Carl Hickerson, a longtime embodiment of Old, Weird Austin. 7 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Village

“Mentor”  In 2006 and 2010, Mentor, Ohio was selected as one of America’s Top 100 Cities to Live, but over those five years, an alarming number of teens from this upper-class community committed suicide. “Mentor” follows the families of two victims as they uncover the grim history of bullying at Mentor High School. 7 p.m. IMAX Theater.

Gael Garcia Bernal in "Rosewater"

Gael Garcia Bernal in “Rosewater”

“Rosewater”  “Rosewater,” directed by Jon Stewart, is based on the memoir “Then They Came for Me” by London-based journalist Maziar Bahari (written with Aimee Molloy). Gael García Bernal plays Bahari, who was detained in Iran for more than four months and savagely interrogated. Bahari has said that a 2009 interview he gave on the “Daily Show” was used as evidence that he was in contact with the American intelligence community. The movie is out in theaters Nov. 7.  Stewart will be at the screening. 8:30 p.m. Paramount Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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